Sunday, December 13, 2009

Dated Ornie Arch

This isn't a tree, but it can count for one!
There are hundreds of ornaments on it. We have been married 35 years and there are several ornaments for every year we have been married. The years we moved there is a mailbox with a new address. The year we had a baby there are that child's baby shoes. The years our children's went on missions are trinkets from that country. The years we added new people in our family from weddings are ornies that represent them. The years we had grandchildren are teddy bears. Each year has an ornament that represents that year. Vacation ornaments. The year my parents died and grandmother died are ornaments from their tree's. An ornament in tribute of 9-11, the dedication of the Nauvoo temple, and other significant events that are a par to of our family history.
Here is a picture of our dated arch:

6 comments:

Vivian said...

I love the arch tree. What a great idea! I would love to do two and put my two childrens' ornaments on one. You know the ones they made in school. Ooh ... adding their photos would truly make it a trip down memory lane. Now if I can remember this for next year.

Coloradolady said...

WHat a neat idea, I love this...may have to see how I could do this in my home this year!

Valarie said...

What a wonderful idea. I am running out of rooms to put trees in, but have lots of doorways...I may have to try this.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Valarie

Celestial Charms said...

Such a fabulous idea. We have several arches in our home...now I'm excited to decorate them.
I admire the fact that the spirit and love for Christmas is in your blood! :)
Have a lovely weekend.
Maureen

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I LOVE this idea and I am already thinking of where I can do this in my home!!
Hmmm..... let me think....

Hugs,
Debbie @ a Debbie-Dabble Christmas

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

Great idea, it looks beautiful. I may do something similar over the playroom window with my childhood ornaments. Thanks for the inspiration!

Best wishes,
Tammy

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